Summit County recognizing refugees throughout Welcoming Week

Summit County recognizes refugees and new Americans during Welcome Week.

The county council passed a resolution this week declaring September 10-19 as Welcome Week to Summit County, recognizing refugees and new Americans, along with the contributions they make to the community and the challenges and obstacles they face have faced and continue to face.

The county said the Akron International Institute, the county’s relocation agency, had relocated its first family evacuated from Afghanistan, with plans to relocate more.

The district council also passed resolutions declaring September 2021 a month of recovery, encouraging people to seek treatment and recognizing the role of family, friends and community in recovery, as well as the month of readiness that encouraged people to stand up for Sign up for reverse alerts from the Summit County Emergency Management Agency and download the Summit County EMA app.

The county previously recognized August 2021 as National Vaccination Awareness Month and Child Support Awareness Month, August 28 as Summit County Pride Day in support of the Akron Pride Festival and Equity March and August 31 as Overdose Awareness Day.

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